Dear All, I have 5 lb arm drumbells & 10 lb ankle weights, + 2 lb wrist bracelets. I hardly ever use them, though (naugty Deb!). What I do do is daily push-ups (10 modified -- standard back & legs straight, but I can't go down more than 6", + 10 more REALLY modified -- on my knees, then I do do the full range of motion of arms at full length). Many days, I also do 100 cycling bilateral motions (on my back). My Darling brother says that these are core exercises that simply use body weight as resistance just as the fancy machines provide resistance.
I'm supposed to do self manual lymphatic drainage exercises daily (to avoid lymphedema; I had lymph nodes taken when I had my cancer surgery), but I only do them once every 10 days or so. I am supposed to do balance exercises, but do those even more rarely because I need help from my aide, & it always seems as though we've run out of time.
I do do about 4x/week extensive waist exercises.
Most importantly, I take a 1/2 hour to 45 minutes walk (& sometimes even longer) at least 4 times a week.
Yours in Him, Deb
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Yours in thrift, Deborah